Tells how activists transformed their union and gave members hope. Readers will learn how to run for office, work with their communities, build a stewards network, train new leaders, run a contract campaign, and strike.
By Alexandra Bradbury, Mark Brenner, Jenny Brown, Jane Slaughter, and Samantha Winslow. 232 pages.
“How to Jump-Start Your Union should be a beacon to all rank-and-file members on how to bring democracy to their locals. It’s a toolkit that shows how good old-fashioned hard work and faith in the membership can empower every frontline worker.”
—KAREN LEWIS, President, Chicago Teachers Union
Add our newest book, The Steward's Toolbox, along with Labor Notes best-seller, A Troublemaker's Handbook 2, to your collection.
The missing element in much of today's debates about rebuilding labor is internal democracy. Democracy Is Power shows what member control really looks like, and why it is crucial to labor's future.
Just Cause: A Union Guide To Winning Discipline Cases by union attorney Robert M. Schwartz is the first new look at union discipline principles since "The seven tests of just cause" propounded by labor arbitrator Carroll Daugherty in 1965. Just Cause brings the seven tests up to date, adding the established principles of progressive discipline and mitigating circumstances.
The Steward's Toolbox, edited by Labor Notes editor Mischa Gaus, is a how-to resource guide that gives stewards, union activists, and leaders new and old the skills and orientation they need. Bringing together five years' worth of knowledge from the pages of Labor Notes magazine, the book offers eight chapters full of experience and advice on everything from how to defend past practices to how to build a successful coalition to defeat privatization. 235 pages.
This oversize manual is for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they did just that.
Don't let your boss be the only one that's informed on your rights as a union member to organize a strike, picket, or action. Robert Schwartz's latest book, a thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Strikes, Picketing and Inside Campaigns, walks union members and leaders through their rights to speak out. An easy-to-read resource and a powerful tool for any union mobilizing its ranks, this book will help you organize your next contract campaign, work grievance action, or picket.